Srinagar Tourism
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Srinagar Tourism

Srinagar Info

  • State: Jammu & Kashmir
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1585 m
  • Pincode: 190001
  • District: Srinagar
  • Language: Hindi,Urdu
  • STD code: 0194
  • Weather: Summer 14 to 30°C, Winter -2 to 14°C

History of Srinagar

Srinagar being the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir is situated on the banks of Jhelum River. The city of Srinagar is one of India’s popular tourist attractions because of its historic gardens, beautiful houseboats, meandering river and pleasant climate. Srinagar is packed with enthralling valleys and surrounded by lush green hills.

The city of Srinagar was founded almost 2000 years ago, by King Pravarasena II. After the emergence of Mauryan Empire, they took over Kashmir and the then Mauryan emperor, Ashoka introduced Buddhism in Srinagar. After the rule of Mauryas, Srinagar was under the influence of many other territories, religions and political backgrounds.

People and Culture of Srinagar

Srinagar has a blend of many religion and culture. Though Islam is the most prevalent religion in Srinagar, Hinduism and Buddhism are also widespread in the city. Kashmiri language is widely spoken and the Kashmiri Pandits speak in Hindi.

Ramzan, Eid, Kheer Bhawani Festival, Navroz and many other festivals are celebrated with great pomp and show. Tulip Festival is also the main festival that is celebrated here.

Things to Do in Srinagar

There are many places to see in Srinagar and hence the city has lots of tourists all year round. Dal Lake, popularly called ‘Srinagar’s Jewel’ is one of the popular sightseeing in Srinagar. The placid Dal Lake is famous for its houseboats and it acts like a mirror to the misty snow capped Peak of Pir Panjal Mountains. Mughal Gardens is one of the must visit Srinagar attractions. The garden has fountains, flower beds and terraced lawns which make it all the more pretty.

From the list of places to visit in Srinagar, Amarnath Cave is one of the prime attractions. Said to be 5000 years old, the cave is dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the religious places for the Hindus. Other Srinagar places to visit are Yousmarg, Shankaracharya Temple and Nishat Bagh. The list never really ends when it comes to Srinagar tourist places.

Food and Shopping  in Srinagar

Besides Srinagar sightseeing, there are other things to do in Srinagar. When it comes to food, Sheermal and Baqerkhani are must haves. These breads are served in almost all bakeries around Srinagar. You must also not leave the city without having tasted the traditional meal of Srinagar called Wazawan.

For all those who are into shopping, Srinagar has lots in store for you. Pashmina shawls, handmade carpets, papier mache products, antiques, saffron are some of the must buys from the city. Many of the shops in the main city of Srinagar sell these items.

Accommodation  in Srinagar

For transport options and how to reach Srinagar, travellers have lots of alternatives! One can choose to travel to Srinagar by train, by flight, by bus or by train depending on your budget and preferences. There is no scarcity of accommodation in Srinagar as well. One can opt to stay in the famous houseboats or accommodate in hotels, guesthouses or resorts. There are a number of hotels in Srinagar that are in close vicinity of famous places in Srinagar. Plan Srinagar tour early this season and book a place of accommodation well in advance.



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Mr..  	harish

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  • Mr.. harish
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
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"Amazingly Beautiful." new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Superb City !!! No other place can match to the beauty of Srinagar. The climate is awesome. Breathtaking beauty of the gardens and snow caped mountains, and lakes. The people of Kashmir are simple, friendly and nice to the guests. Srinagar is also famous for its temples and mosques. A Shikara ride on Dal Lake and Nagin Lake is an awesome experience. A stay on a Houseboat is a must. Buy some saffron in your Kashmir visit.
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Golam  Mohammad

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  • Golam Mohammad
  • Lives in Rampurhat
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  •  3 helpful votes
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"Beautiful place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
I visited 04 times in Srinagar since 2010. First time in 2010 I visited this place by Rail and Car from Howrah Station, Kolkata to Jammu Tawi Station by Himgiri Superfast, then by car from Jammu Bus Stand. Time taken 36 hrs by Himgiri Exp and 10 hrs by car from Jammu to Srinagar. The time by rail and car is lengthy but you enjoyable. Last 03 times in 2011, 2012 & 2015 I visited this place by Flight from Kolkata Airport to Delhi Airport and then Delhi Airport to Srinagar Airport.

I stayed at Srinagar at my friend's home at Bemina, Srinagar. My friend is a Kasmiri, he every year comes to West Bengal for selling kasmiri shawl, sweater bed-sheet, blanket etc. And lived in my home.

There are a lot of beautiful places in Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Pahalgam, Nishat garden, Maugham garden etc. I also visited Kasmiri villages.
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Saurabh Tiwari

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  • Saurabh Tiwari
  • Lives in Noida
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  169 readers

"Good place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Unforgettable trip to Srinagar. Good hospitality service given by Namkeen houseboat. Special thanks to houseboat incharge GUL. We will plan to visit again. Gulmarg was awesome place specially the Gondola ride and Swiss cottage were we stayed... All Pahalgam destination was good. An amazing experience of paragliding. Overall a very good experience.
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Pankaj kumar

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  • Pankaj kumar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Best trip with a lovely ambiance" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
You need to visit Kashmir to experience it. Just like the climate and overall ambiance, the locals are very nice.

Should pre book your hotel and flight ticket online. You will get best rate. Usually the rates are not available on site.

Keep extra cash for unplanned expenses, such as shikara ride, cable car at Gondola, payment to be given for pony ride that you have to take if you are going to remote location. Also keep extra cash for local travel. At the end of the day, these secondary expenses will become primary.
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  • 3 votes

Lateef Goona

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  • Lateef Goona
  • Lives in Srinagar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  481 readers

"Heaven on earth" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Kashmir is famous all world and everyone in Kashmir respect to tourism all Kashmiri are generally give professional service and respect with their honour dignity and in Kashmir has four seasons and atmosphere of Kashmir is famous fresh breeze and glicer steam orchard gardens and admire the region of sonamarg. Gulmarg. Pahalgam. Famous lake Dal lake with majestic mountain surrounding reflecting on Dal lake and heritage and famous houseboat with all kind of arts of Kashmir in it. Wonderful Shikara ride on Dal lake and Kashmir gives you all kind of feeling of heaven.

Departments of tourism Jammu Kashmir government is always made excellent arrangement and facilities for tourist and guidance and activities all way have made all tourist comfortable and reliable service.
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Varun Khanna

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  • Varun Khanna
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 5 Reviews
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"Awesome valley!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Srinagar is a must visit if you like nature at its best. Truly heaven on earth.

Srinagar has this beautiful lake called Dal lake which is a huge lake of about 10-15 km stretch. The Maugham gardens are located along this road called boulevard road which runs along with the Dal lake.

Srinagar is a heritage site too with ancient temples and tombs too.
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Beenu Khanna

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  • Beenu Khanna
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews
  •  810 readers

"Great valley!" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Srinagar is a valley surrounded by beautiful hills and lakes.

The Maugham gardens are the best. The nishat Maugham garden was my favourite.

It was nearby to our hotel too. The Dal lake was a great experience too. Loved the shikara ride. We took a 2 hrs shikara ride and the experience was just awesome!!
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Jahanara Rahaman

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  • Jahanara Rahaman
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Journey to paradise on earth"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Kashmir is a wonderful place, its scenic beauty is inexplicable, picturesque valley have no comparison. Thousands of people travel across the world to feel the nature's beauty in Gulmarg & Pahalgam. We stayed in Pahalgam two days & enjoyed the scenic beauty of mountains & valleys. The sound of the river clashing with the rocks attracted a thousand spectators.
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Kailash agrawal

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  • Kailash agrawal
  • 4 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  938 readers

"Must visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Kashmir is a heaven in India, and every one should go to see heaven alive.

In Kashmir there are three places to visit.

1) Srinagar
2) Pahalgam
3) Gulmarg

In Kashmir hand work clothes are very nice.

Kahwa is special tea.

Apples, cherries, strawberries and saffron are also special.

Must do pony ride (horse ride) in Gulmarg and Pahalgam.
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Sripriya ravi

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  • Sripriya ravi
  • 2 Reviews
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"Must visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Srinagar was perhaps a great destination years ago, but has capitulated to metro developments. The dal lake retains an old world charm and is a beautiful sight at night. Drive away into the mountains towards yousmarg, pahalgam or gulmarg for experiencing the paradise on earth effect!

Must do - shikara ride, dal lake walk and night view. Relax in the mughal gardens. Shankaracharya temple is a must visit to see the entire valley and the snaking of jhelum and dal lake.

For shopping visit the lambert lane and residency road junction.

You get good food almost everywhere along the dal lake.
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